Accommodation type

Mnemonic reference (code): TYPACCOM

Type: Primary variable

Definition: The type of accommodation used or available for use by an individual household. Examples include the whole of a terraced house, or a flat in a purpose-built block of flats.

Applicability: Household

Classification:

Code

Name

1

Detached

2

Semi-detached

3

Terraced (including end-terrace)

4

In a tenement or in a purpose-built block of flats (including ‘4-in-a-block’)

5

Part of a converted or shared house (including bed-sits)

6

In a commercial building (for example in an office building hotel or over a shop)

7

A caravan or other mobile or temporary structure

Total number of categories: 7

Source question:

Image of Scottish question 6 from 2011

Reason for asking: This question provides information on the amount and type of housing in each area.  It identifies changes in the state of the housing stock, and provides a firm basis for assessing current and future demand.

This information also helps with calculating whether appropriate forms of housing are available in local areas and contributes to the allocation of improvement grants.

England & Wales (2011) and Scotland (2001) comparisons:

The England and Wales (2011) question was the same as Scotland 2011. The question in 2001 was also the same and therefore the data is fully comparable.

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.